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Penn Yan Academy

Public | 9-12 | 575 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

I'm a student in high school & I think it's a really great school . The staff in the high school really bends over backwards just to help you out . & the principle of PYA is amazing . He treats you like your his own kid . He will do anything to help you succeed if you show him you want to achieve that goal . He puts his students before his staff . The staff is also really great . They teach you new things but in a fun creative way . This school does it's absolute best to educate you in every way possible .


Posted August 5, 2012

The school administration does not support students needs when social difficulties arise. The school does not contact and involve parents. This school is so bad I'm moving just so my daughter does not have to attend tthis school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2005

The Quality of Academics at Penn Yan Academy is average. Their facilites are currently rather poor, however, they are in the process of builging a new school, and with it there will probably be a large increase in the number of programs offered. In terms of extra- curricular activies, this school is very biased, they offer wonderful programs for those interested in Lacrosse, but if your student isn't a Lacross player, whatch out. I am not sure what the level of parent involvement is, but I would say if I had to estimate I would say it was above average. Alot of students parents showed up for the open house and there was always alot of people at all the sporting events.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2004

Penn Yan Academy pretends to be progressive by offering courses such as C++ programming, to 'keep up with the Jones'' I guess, but that's no guarantee that the course will be properly taught. My son has been in the C++ course for 7 weeks now, and they have yet to do any projects using the compiler. Anyone who knows anything about programming knows how ridiculous this is. If your child enrolls at PYA and expects to be challenged, I think chances are very good that they're going to be disappointed. He certainly was. The bottom line -- all NYS schools have similar curriculums, because they wish to appear progressive. They want to list the latest and best. The question you need to ask are what guarantees that such courses will be competently taught? Do they provide a course syllabus?
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students75%
Female81%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Chemistry

All Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Earth Science

All Students78%
Female78%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities54%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students92%
Female89%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Female80%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities55%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students92%
Female86%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities77%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Living Environment

All Students82%
Female73%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities35%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Physics

All Students95%
Female92%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

U.S. History and Government

All Students92%
Female89%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities39%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 97% 48%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 230%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 13%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MR. DAVID PULLEN

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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305 Court St
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-4408

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